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Playboy features first Muslim woman in hijab

Playboy features first Muslim woman in hijab

September 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Sept 28 — Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that is drawing both praise and criticism. American journalist Noor Tagouri appears in the magazine’s October “Renegades” edition, a series that focuses on men and women “who risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love.” The 22-year-old journalist who works as a reporter for Newsy, a video news... Read more

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Robert Gottlieb, editor of Rushdie, Heller, Morrison, tells his side of the story

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Reports: Italy orders man to buy feminist books for underage prostitute

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In ‘Hero of the Empire’, young Churchill earns his spurs

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A Saudi man reads a newspaper at a coffee shop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 28, 2016. — Reuters pic

A Saudi man reads a newspaper at a coffee shop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 28, 2016. — Reuters pic